Archive | January, 2012

With New County Executive, Long Wharf Debate Continues

Posted on 26 January 2012

It has been over year and a half since former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy first requested that the Village of Sag Harbor take ownership of Long Wharf. But since that time, little has actually happened toward that goal aside from lengthy debates over the roles the village and county should play in maintaining the [...]

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2011 CPF Revenues Down for Most Towns

Posted on 26 January 2012

This week, New York State Assembly Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced that the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) totals for 2011 were on par with revenues collected by the five towns in 2010. According to Thiele, the CPF produced $58.85 million in 2011, a 0.1 percent increase over the 2010 total of $58.78 million. [...]

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East Hampton Republican Committee Chair Resigns

Posted on 26 January 2012

Trace Duryea has led the East Hampton Town Republican Committee through two elections that secured a Republican majority on the town board as well as in the town trustees. But this week Duryea announced she would step down from the helm of the committee and hand the reins over to Kurt Kappel. A Springs resident, [...]

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Brian Halweil

Posted on 26 January 2012

The editor of Edible East End and publisher of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn talks about how he became interested in agriculture, how mindsets are changing in how we produce and consume the food we eat and why the East End has long held onto agricultural and aquaculture traditions now made popular as sustainable food [...]

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Flying Point Foundation Adopts New Technology

Posted on 25 January 2012

By Claire Walla Since it’s inception in 2010, The Flying Point Foundation has made a concerted effort to cater to children with autism on the East End. The group has given them access to traditional summer camp experiences — like surfing, swimming, yoga and other non-competitive sports — that are sometimes difficult for high-needs kids [...]

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Sand Land Owner Proposes Noise Study

Posted on 25 January 2012

By Claire Walla Residents living in close proximity to the Sand Land facility on Millstone Road in Noyac have been complaining for years that the sand and gravel processing site emits acrimonious noises, saying that the sounds that come from machines go beyond the bounds of what the site is zoned for. However, according to [...]

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Pierson, Bay Street Plan Meeting for 31st (Plus Cafeteria Update)

Posted on 25 January 2012

By Claire Walla For some, the case is closed. For others, it’s hard to know where to begin. But for administrators in the Sag Harbor School District, the discussion surrounding the future of the Bay Street Theatre carries on. Recently, the theater announced it will not stay at its current location on Long Wharf in [...]

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Board Looks at Logistics of Bringing in Drug-Sniffing

Posted on 25 January 2012

By Claire Walla Inspector Stuart Cameron held all the attention in the room. Standing straight and tall in a navy blue uniform adorned with a bright badge, which stood out against the rows of young adult novels that are usually the focal point in the Pierson Middle/High School library, Cameron faced the Sag Harbor Board [...]

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Teaching Budgets Projected to Remain Relatively Flat

Posted on 25 January 2012

By Claire Walla According to both Pierson Middle/High School Principal Jeff Nichols and Sag Harbor Elementary School Principal Matt Malone, the Sag Harbor School District’s anticipated instructional costs will remain relatively flat going into the 2012-2013 school year. At a budget presentation on Monday, January 23, Nichols and Malone reported projected budgets that will see [...]

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Beekeeping for Beginners: A Honey of a Hobby

Posted on 24 January 2012

By Annette Hinkle Despite their industrious nature and the fact that their pollination efforts are responsible for providing us with 95 percent of the fresh fruits and vegetables we enjoy on a regular basis, bees, it seems, get a bad rap. Maybe it dates back to our collective memory of the elementary school playground and [...]